HAPPY NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY!
And to celebrate the National Public Lands are waving all fees for visitors.
Where will you go today to celebrate, recreate and, as the President suggests,
“help preserve our unique natural spaces ?”
Today, September 26, 2015 volunteers are gathering to help improve these earthly treasures. This year is the 22nd annual National Public Lands Day – the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
Events are occurring in your communities across the nation including local parks, state parks, community gardens and more! These are the same locations you, your family and friends enjoy year-round. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is an opportunity to gather the community and have individuals and families give back to their local lands. Projects will include volunteer-based events and recreational or educational activities.
How to Pitch in and Preserve Our Wilderness
Here are a few suggestions on how you and your family can pitch in to preserve our wilderness and be an active participant in National Public Lands Day:
1. Take a hike- bring a trash bag
Unplug from the TV, the computer, the iPod- simply get out of the house today for National Public Lands Day. And as you leave, grab a trash bag and work gloves. Get thee and your family out to your local, city or national parks for a hike today. You’ll find hiking and trails maps usually at your park’s visitor office. Enjoy the outdoors and revel in it.
2. Take note of the wild life — big or small, dry or wet
Look for birds, deer, raccoons, whales, seals, and even bugs along your path. Pack binoculars, camera, and a note book then quietly and carefully step about noting the marvellous creatures that co-habitat this globe of ours. Whether you are looking at tide pools, or marine animal sanctuaries, in the meadows, or among the gardens or forests, you are sure to find creatures that will amaze.
3. Join a re-planting project in your community
The Sea Ranch strives to maintain its trails, meadows and forests in its natural state. This often requires assistance from its residents and friends. Look to your local parks and recreation centers, nearby state or national parks services to see in what way you can continue the greening of your national public lands. This becomes even more critical in California given the wild fires that many of our public lands have suffered.
National Public Lands Day Locations Near Sea Ranch
To locate a park near you visit the National Public Lands Day Site Map. Here’s results for a search of National Public Lands within 100 miles of The Sea Ranch:
|SITE NAME||WORK PROJECTS||CITY||STATE||DATE AND TIME|
|Bay Model Visitor Center||Take part in California Coastal Cleanup Day. Come together to celebrate and share in the appreciation of California’s fabulous coast and waterways….||Sausalito||California||Saturday, September 19, 2015 –9:00am –12:00pm|
|Black Butte Lake Buckhorn Recreation Area||Join Black Butte Lake park rangers at 9am on September 19 for an early National Public Lands Day at the Buckhorn Recreation Area. Participate in one…||Orland||California||Saturday, September 19, 2015 –9:00am –12:00pm|
|El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument||YOU ARE INVITED:US Forest Service invites you to come and help us celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles…||Los Angeles||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –10:00am –4:00pm|
|Lake Berryessa||National Public Lands Day/Every Kid in a Park! (E.K.I.P.) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Shores Day Use Area. Come join us for National Public Lands Day…||Napa||California||Friday, October 2, 2015 –9:00am –1:00pm|
|Lake Berryessa Coastal Cleanup||California Coastal Clean Up Day from 9 a.m to noon Sept. 19, Pope Creek Bridge and Markley Turnouts (other locations may be announced prior to the…||Napa||California||Saturday, September 19, 2015 –9:00am –12:00pm|
|Lake Mendocino, Deerwood Trail Head||Primary Project Description: The project will build a raised rock causeway designed to allow the diffuse seeping of water to flow under and through…||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –9:00am –1:00pm|
|Lake Sonoma/Warm Springs Dam||Lake Sonoma is a 2700 acre lake in the wine country of Sonoma County. Many opportunities exist for recreation including boating, camping, fishing,…||Geyserville||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –8:00am –5:00pm|
|Little Hollywood Park||Remove weeds and brush and help with some mulching at Little Hollywood Park. There may also be tree planting as well!||San Francisco||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –9:00am –1:00pm|
|Mare Island, Guard House A279||This National Public Land Day work project will take place in a well-known and beloved historical place, which is Mare Island. The Mare Island…||Vallejo||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –8:00am –5:00pm|
|Mendocino National Forest-Red Bluff Recreation Area||September 25-27, 2015 an estimated amount of 60 college students from Chico State University will arrive to Red Bluff Recreation Area on Mendocino…||Willows||California||Friday, September 25, 2015 – 3:00pm –Sunday, September 27, 2015 – 5:00pm|
|Peralta Hacienda Historical Park||Saturday September 26, 2015 1:30AM – 4:00 PM or 3:00pm -4:00pmTravel along the Anza Trail and learn about the expedition that change Alta California…||Oakland||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015|
|Point Reyes National Seashore||Volunteers (ages 16 and older) will assist with control of invasive trees, using hand tools to fell or girdle smaller trees that are spreading out…||Point Reyes Station||California||Sunday, September 27, 2015 –9:00am –1:00pm|
|Rodeo Beach / Fort Cronkhite||4-H Youth Conference Work projects include a beach clean-up, lagoon clean-up, and sweeping off the deck and mobility mat that leads out to the beach.||Sausalito||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –9:15am –11:15am|
|Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge||Join volunteers and staff for Brush Up Day at the Sacramento and Delevan National Wildlife Refuge to clean up the hunting areas. Projects include…||Willows||California||Saturday, September 12, 2015 –8:30am –1:00pm|
|San Francisco National Historical Park||This NPLD event is educational in nature and explores the subaltern history of one of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s resources,…||San Francisco||California||Saturday, September 26, 2015 –8:00am –5:00pm|
Keep the Party Going- National Public Lands Day
And when the day has ended, don’t let it also end your involvement in our parks and public lands. We encourage you to make National Public Lands Day a celebration every day!
Let us know how you plan to continue the party? Post in the comments section below your ideas, your events, how you got out and celebrated National Public Lands Day. We’d love to hear all about it.
And now a word from the President:
Presidential Proclamation — National Public Lands Day, 2015
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, 2015
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
America is blessed with the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Natural wonders across our country — from centuries-old glaciers to miles-wide canyons — offer a window into our past and a vision for our future. Among our greatest legacies are our National Parks and public lands, steeped in millennia of living history and shaped by incredible geological force. Today, we join in efforts to protect these timeless treasures and encourage all to enjoy their splendor.
On National Public Lands Day, people from every corner of our country will come together to help preserve our unique natural spaces in all 50 States. In what has become the largest volunteer event for public lands in America, this day offers people the opportunity to play an active role in safeguarding nature’s priceless gifts for future generations. From building winding trails that lead to pristine places to planting seeds and saplings that will grow into towering trees, Americans can participate in efforts to maintain our beloved parks and monuments and make a lasting difference in the land we love.
All Americans deserve the chance to enjoy our parks and waters — no matter who they are or where they live. In that spirit, I launched the Every Kid in a Park initiative earlier this year, which provides fourth graders and their families with free admission to our National Parks and other Federal lands and waters. And through the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative, we are expanding access to and restoring vibrant landscapes.
In addition to offering majestic views and vistas, our scenic sites provide critical economic benefits to communities across our country. Last year, almost 300 million visitors to our National Parks spent approximately $16 billion and supported over 275,000 jobs. That is why my Administration has set aside more public lands and waters than any other in history, and why I have established or expanded 19 National Monuments since taking office.
On this day, let us pay tribute to our majestic past by renewing our commitment to maintaining our Nation’s public lands and ensuring our national inheritance remains a birthright for generations of Americans to come. I urge all people to “Find Your Park” by visiting www.FindYourPark.com and to take advantage of the National Parks offering free admission today. Together, we can continue to be good stewards of our earth and work to increase access to outdoor opportunities for all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 26, 2015, as National Public Lands Day. I encourage all Americans to participate in a day of public service for our lands.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.